Artificial Intelligence & Society

Module Description

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a widely applied technology from conversational interfaces (Siri, Alexa, chatbots) to self-driving cars, from medical apps to assisting in policing and social care. By mapping a broad range of applications, issues arising, and key debates this module will equip students with a deep and systematic understanding of current developments of AI. By studying applied AI in context, students will also acquire the ability to critically and ethically evaluate applications in their own substantial investigations.

The module contextualizes current applications of artificial intelligence in three parts: In part one, students acquire knowledge of its main technical concepts and evaluate applications of AI in different fields. In part two, students will systematically learn about the challenges AI poses for society. In part three, the module will then reflect on potential responses to curb AI including policy answers and regulations.